Notorious

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $36,843,682Details
International Box Office $7,631,473
Worldwide Box Office $44,475,155
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $22,580,386 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $22,580,386
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
51% - Rotten
Audience
66% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$19,000,000
Theatrical Release: January 16th, 2009 (Wide) by Fox Searchlight
Video Release: April 21st, 2009 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, some strong sexuality including dialogue, nudity, and for drug content
Keywords: Biography, Musicians
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Voletta Wallace Films, By Storm Films, State Street Pictures, Bad Boy Films, Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Paul Blart: Box Office Champion

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Cast

Angela Bassett    Voletta Wallace
Derek Luke    Sean Combs
Smith Antonique    Faith Evans
Naturi Naughton    Lil' Kim
Dennis White    Damion
Julia Pace Mitchell    Jan
Jamal Woolard    Christopher "Biggie" Wallace
Anthony Mackie    Tupac Shukar
Kevin Phillips    Mark
Marc John Jefferies    Cease
Aunjanue Ellis    Sandy
John Ventimiglia    Det. Farelli
C. Malik Whitfield    Wayne
Christopher Jordan Wallace    Biggie (age 8-13)

Production and Technical Credits

Director    George Tillman, Jr
Screenwriter    Cheo Hodari Coker
Screenwriter    Reggie Rock Bythewood
Producer    Voletta Wallace
Producer    Wayne Barrow
Producer    Mark Pitts
Producer    Robert Teitel
Producer    Trish Hofmann
Executive Producer    Sean Combs
Co-Producer    George Paaswell
Cinematographer    Michael Grady
Editor    Dirk Westervelt
Editor    Steven Rosenblum
Music Director    Danny Elfman
Music Supervisor    Francesca Spero
Music Supervisor    Barry Cole
Production Designer    Jane Musky
Art Director    Laura Ballinger Gardner
Set Decorator    Alex Mazur
Costume Designer    Paul A Simmons
Sound Editor    Matthew Price
Supervising Sound Editor    Lewis Goldstein
Re-recording Mixer    Lewis Goldstein
Re-recording Mixer    Robert Fernandez
Visual Effects Supervisor    Glenn Allen
Visual Effects Supervisor    Eric J Robertson
Special Effects Coordinator    Conrad Brink Sr
Stunt Coordinator    Ray Siegle
Stunt Coordinator    Jeff Ward
Choreography    Tanisha Scott
Assistant Director    Jono Oliver
Casting Director    Tracy 'Twinkie' Byrd

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/01/16 2 $8,308,024   1,638 $5,072   $8,308,204 1
2009/01/17 4 $7,521,680 -9% 1,638 $4,592   $15,821,680 2
2009/01/18 5 $4,667,892 -38% 1,638 $2,850   $20,489,572 3
2009/01/19 4 $2,895,876 -38% 1,638 $1,768   $23,385,448 4
2009/01/20 4 $1,071,270 -63% 1,638 $654   $24,464,742 5
2009/01/21 4 $842,857 -21% 1,638 $515   $25,307,599 6
2009/01/22 4 $787,247 -7% 1,638 $481   $26,094,846 7
2009/01/23 9 $1,773,410 +125% 1,641 $1,081   $27,868,256 8
2009/01/24 11 $2,485,463 +40% 1,641 $1,515   $30,353,719 9
2009/01/25 11 $1,520,819 -39% 1,641 $927   $31,874,538 10
2009/01/26 8 $427,321 -72% 1,641 $260   $32,301,859 11
2009/01/27 12 $374,937 -12% 1,641 $228   $32,676,796 12
2009/01/28 12 $316,363 -16% 1,641 $193   $32,993,159 13
2009/01/29 12 $317,689 n/c 1,641 $194   $33,310,848 14
2009/01/30 - $584,694 +84% 1,080 $541   $33,895,542 15
2009/01/31 - $858,761 +47% 1,080 $795   $34,754,303 16
2009/02/01 - $256,846 -70% 1,080 $238   $35,011,149 17
2009/02/02 17 $169,379 -34% 1,080 $157   $35,180,528 18
2009/02/03 18 $143,547 -15% 1,080 $133   $35,324,075 19
2009/02/04 - $133,530 -7% 1,080 $124   $35,457,605 20
2009/02/05 - $128,433 -4% 1,080 $119   $35,586,038 21
2009/02/06 - $176,760 +38% 440 $402   $35,762,798 22
2009/02/07 - $287,626 +63% 440 $654   $36,050,424 23
2009/02/08 - $164,235 -43% 440 $373   $36,214,659 24
2009/02/09 - $49,566 -70% 440 $113   $36,264,225 25
2009/02/10 - $44,610 -10% 440 $101   $36,308,835 26
2009/02/11 - $40,372 -10% 440 $92   $36,349,207 27
2009/02/12 - $41,157 +2% 440 $94   $36,390,364 28
2009/02/13 - $46,280 +12% 158 $293   $36,436,644 29
2009/02/14 - $114,166 +147% 158 $723   $36,550,810 30
2009/02/15 - $67,153 -41% 158 $425   $36,617,963 31
2009/02/16 37 $34,996 -48% 158 $221   $36,652,959 32
2009/02/17 - $15,773 -55% 158 $100   $36,668,732 33
2009/02/18 - $13,758 -13% 158 $87   $36,682,490 34
2009/02/19 - $14,927 +8% 158 $94   $36,697,417 35
2009/02/20 - $16,537 +11% 67 $247   $36,713,954 36
2009/02/21 - $21,620 +31% 67 $323   $36,735,574 37
2009/02/22 - $12,602 -42% 67 $188   $36,748,176 38
2009/02/23 - $6,275 -50% 67 $94   $36,754,451 39
2009/02/24 - $5,833 -7% 67 $87   $36,760,284 40
2009/02/25 - $6,086 +4% 67 $91   $36,766,370 41
2009/02/26 - $6,354 +4% 67 $95   $36,772,724 42
2009/02/27 - $6,360 n/c 41 $155   $36,779,084 43
2009/02/28 - $9,235 +45% 41 $225   $36,788,319 44
2009/03/01 - $6,445 -30% 41 $157   $36,794,764 45
2009/03/02 - $2,634 -59% 41 $64   $36,797,398 46
2009/03/03 - $2,610 -1% 41 $64   $36,800,008 47
2009/03/04 - $2,323 -11% 41 $57   $36,802,331 48
2009/03/05 - $2,883 +24% 41 $70   $36,805,214 49
2009/03/06 - $3,544 +23% 23 $154   $36,808,758 50
2009/03/07 - $4,786 +35% 23 $208   $36,813,544 51
2009/03/08 - $3,047 -36% 23 $132   $36,816,591 52
2009/03/09 - $1,352 -56% 23 $59   $36,817,943 53
2009/03/10 - $1,266 -6% 23 $55   $36,819,209 54
2009/03/11 - $1,453 +15% 23 $63   $36,820,662 55
2009/03/12 - $1,399 -4% 23 $61   $36,822,061 56

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2009/01/16 4 $20,497,596   1,638 $12,514   $20,497,596 3
2009/01/23 10 $5,779,692 -72% 1,641 $3,522   $31,874,538 10
2009/01/30 17 $1,700,301 -71% 1,080 $1,574   $35,011,149 17
2009/02/06 24 $628,621 -63% 440 $1,429   $36,214,659 24
2009/02/13 35 $227,599 -64% 158 $1,441   $36,617,963 31
2009/02/20 53 $50,759 -78% 67 $758   $36,748,176 38
2009/02/27 66 $22,040 -57% 41 $538   $36,794,764 45
2009/03/06 72 $11,377 -48% 23 $495   $36,816,591 52
2009/03/13 86 $5,301 -53% 14 $379   $36,827,362 59
2009/03/20 87 $3,971 -25% 13 $305   $36,835,328 66
2009/03/27 82 $5,514 +39% 11 $501   $36,842,118 73

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/26/20091470,107 470,107$11,277,867$11,277,8671
5/3/20094178,124-62% 648,231$3,738,823$15,016,6902
5/10/20091380,132-55% 728,363$1,681,971$16,698,6603

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